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Dr Roberta De Bei

Roberta De Bei
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

My research interest since I started my PhD at the University of Padua (Italy) has been plant physiology and viticulture. My research focuses on providing tangible outcomes for the wine industry and for growers. To date, I have mostly been engaged in climate change-related research. Since my PhD (graduated in 2008) I have contributed to advances in knowledge in 5 areas of research: 1) physiology of water stress and recovery in grapevine, 2) carbohydrate metabolism in grapevine, 3) innovative technologies for vineyard management, 4) grapevine canopy management and vine balance, 5) performance of old and young vines

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Dr Roberta De Bei

My research interest since I started my PhD at the University of Padua (Italy) has been plant physiology and viticulture. My research focuses on providing tangible outcomes for the wine industry and for growers. To date, I have mostly been engaged in climate change-related research. Since my PhD (graduated in 2008) I have contributed to advances in knowledge in 5 areas of research: 1) physiology of water stress and recovery in grapevine, 2) carbohydrate metabolism in grapevine, 3) innovative technologies for vineyard management, 4) grapevine canopy management and vine balance, 5) performance of old and young vines

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2008 Post doctoral fellow The university of Adelaide
2007 - 2008 Post doctoral fellow Council for research and experimentation in Viticulture

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2016 Award Australian Women in Wine Awards. Researcher of the year 2016

Language Competencies

Language Competency
Italian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Spanish; Castilian Can read and understand spoken

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2005 - 2007 The University of Padova Italy Doctor of Philosophy in Viticulture, Oenology and Marketing of Wineries
The University of Padua Italy Masters degree in Agricultural Science and Technologies
The University of Padova Italy Bachelor of Agricultural Science

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Grigg, D., Methven, D., De Bei, R., Rodriguez Lopez, C., Dry, P., & Collins, C. (2018). Vine age effects on vine performance of Shiraz in the Barossa Valley, Australia. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 24(1), 75-87.
DOI
2017 Xie, H., Konate, M., Sai, N., Gebremicael Tesfamicael, K., Cavagnaro, T., Gilliham, M., . . . Rodriguez Lopez, C. M. (2017). Environmental Conditions And Agronomic Practices Induce Consistent Global Changes In DNA Methylation Patterns In Grapevine (Vitis vinifera cv Shiraz). BioRxiv.
DOI
2017 Xie, H., Konate, M., Sai, N., Tesfamicael, K., Cavagnaro, T., Gilliham, M., . . . Lopez, C. (2017). Global DNA methylation patterns can play a role in defining terroir in grapevine (Vitis vinifera cv. Shiraz). Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 1860-1-1860-16.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
2017 De Bei, R., Fuentes, S., Sullivan, W., Edwards, E., Tyerman, S., & Cozzolino, D. (2017). Rapid measurement of total non-structural carbohydrate concentration in grapevine trunk and leaf tissues using near infrared spectroscopy. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 136, 176-183.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2016 Ristic, R., Fudge, A., Pinchbeck, K., De Bei, R., Fuentes, S., Hayasaka, Y., . . . Wilkinson, K. (2016). Impact of grapevine exposure to smoke on vine physiology and the composition and sensory properties of wine. Theoretical and Experimental Plant Physiology, 28(1), 67-83.
DOI Scopus5 WoS5
2016 De Bei, R., Fuentes, S., Gilliham, M., Tyerman, S., Edwards, E., Bianchini, N., . . . Collins, C. (2016). Viticanopy: A free computer app to estimate canopy vigor and porosity for grapevine. Sensors (Switzerland), 16(4), 17 pages.
DOI Scopus11 WoS10 Europe PMC3
2014 Fuentes, S., De Bei, R., Collins, M., Escalona, J., Medrano, H., & Tyerman, S. (2014). Night-time responses to water supply in grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.) under deficit irrigation and partial root-zone drying. Agricultural Water Management, 138, 1-9.
DOI Scopus10 WoS10
2014 Fuentes, S., Poblete-Echeverría, C., Ortega-Farias, S., Tyerman, S., & de Bei, R. (2014). Automated estimation of leaf area index from grapevine canopies using cover photography, video and computational analysis methods. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 20(3), 465-473.
DOI Scopus17 WoS19
2012 Fuentes, S., De Bei, R., Pech, J., & Tyerman, S. (2012). Computational water stress indices obtained from thermal image analysis of grapevine canopies. Irrigation Science, 30(6), 523-536.
DOI Scopus42 WoS38
2011 De Bei, R., Cozzolino, D., Sullivan, W., Cynkar, W., Fuentes, S., Dambergs, R., . . . Tyerman, S. (2011). Non-destructive measurement of grapevine water potential using near infrared spectroscopy. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 17(1), 62-71.
DOI Scopus45 WoS34
2007 De Bei, R., Sivilotti, P., Pascarella, G., Tomasi, D., & Ponchia, G. (2007). Effetto della disposizione della chioma sul comportamento vegeto-produttivo dei vitigni Cabernet sauvignon e Merlot (primi risultati). Italus Hortus, 14(3), 433-437.
2007 Belvini, P., Dalla Costa, L., De Bei, R., Genovese, D., & Ponchia, G. (2007). Gestione Della Chioma Della Vite: influenza della cimatura dei germogli sui parametri vegeto-produttivi. (Grapevine canopy management: influence of shoot trimming on the performance of the cultivars Pinot grigio and Chardonnay).. VigneVini, 11, 155-161.
2006 De Bei, R., Bonamano, A., & Ponchia, G. (2006). Influenza della disponibilità idrica sull’accrescimento delle bacche e sulla composizione del mosto dei vitigni Garganega e Chardonnay. Rivista Italiana di Agrometeorologia, Supp(1), 90-91.
2005 Bonamano, A., De Bei, R., & Borin, M. (2005). La fenologia per la viticoltura: esempio applicativo nelle varietà Chardonnay e Garganega nei Colli Berici della Regione Veneto nel 2005. Rivista Italiana di Agrometeorologia, Supp(1), 85-86.

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2017 Co-Supervisor Vineyard canopy management using digital imagery analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jingyun Ouyang
2016 Co-Supervisor Influence of Canopy Management on Grapevine Reproductive Performance Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Xiaoyi Wang

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2016 - 2017 Co-Supervisor An Investigation into the Effect of Grapevine Age on Vine Performance, Grape and Wine Composition, Sensory Evaluation and Epigenetic Characterisation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dylan Grigg
Position
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Phone
83137323
Fax
8313 7116
Campus
Waite
Building
Plant Research Centre, floor G
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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